Cross-Plant Planning in SAP ERP or S/4HANA with the Add-On Cross-Plant Planning (CPP) – Part 2

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  1. Enterprise Planning

    Cross-Plant Planning in SAP ERP or S/4HANA with the Add-On Cross-Plant Planning (CPP) – Part 2

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    There are two primary methods for conducting cross-plant planning within S/4HANA. One involves utilizing the special procurement key in MRP, while the other entails employing the SAP Add-on Cross-plant planning. This series aims to familiarize users with the cross-plant planning options available in SAP S/4HANA. Part 1 covers the options with MRP Live or the…

  2. Aggregate Inventory Management in SAP, Part I of II

    Organizations strive to achieve high standards in customer service with balanced investment inventory. Material planners, from the plant to managerial to the corporate level, work on managing inventory on a periodic basis to maintain balance between inventory to carry vs. customer satisfaction. The right tools can replace spreadsheets to help organize this information effectively on…

  3. Aggregate Inventory Management in SAP, Part II of II

    by Venkata Ramana Nethi CSCP, CPIM.; Business Process Lead – Operations, Schlumberger Organizational inventory policy drives the threshold values and guidelines on how individual material should be managed in manufacturing or procurement processes. Putting the right information in the hands of the right people at the right time can save millions of dollars for companies…....…

  4. Demand Driven Planning – Dynamic Adjustment – Step 3

    Buffers need to be re-calculated dynamically if material, market or company-related parameters change. This can be done with the consulting solution safety stock and buffer simulation. Buffers must be recalculated if the average daily usage changes and changed daily, weekly, or monthly depending on the analysis period. If the average daily usage is calculated based…

  5. Demand Driven Planning – Buffer Management – Step 2

    In SAP ECC 6.0, it is now possible to use demand-driven planning logic with the help of SAP consulting solutions. There are several options for buffer profile and buffer level calculation. The first article on demand driven planning discussed the Demand Driven Planning logic in SAP ECC or SAP S/4HANA using SCM consulting solutions, which…

  6. Advanced MRP Post Processing with new MD06 and MD04 – Part 1

    The MRP exception monitor provides a detailed view on your whole supply chain, all important materials, important orders, missing parts, MRP exception messages, actual inventory, and important KPIs. In one single transaction, you have all the relevant and important information to act proactively as an MRP planner or buyer. The advanced MD04 also provides you…

  7. Cross-plant Planning in SAP S/4HANA with MRP – Part 1

    In cross-plant planning within S/4HANA, two primary approaches exist. One involves the utilization of the special procurement key within the MRP functionality, while the other entails employing the SAP Add-on known as cross-plant planning. This series will discuss the available options for cross-plant planning in SAP S/4HANA. Part 1 explores these options in conjunction with…

  8. Demand Driven Planning – Strategic Inventory Positioning – Step 1

    SAP offers consulting solutions to enable strategic inventory positioning, the first step in demand-driven planning. For this, organizations can use the consulting solution "MRP Monitor" to detect which of the materials should be buffered. MRP monitor is an integral component of the SCM Consulting Solutions and serves as an add-on program to the SAP ERP…

  9. Demand-Driven Planning – Step 4 – Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP)

    Demand-driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP) is a modern approach to supply chain management that focuses on meeting customer demand efficiently while minimizing inventory costs. Unlike traditional Material Requirements Planning (MRP) systems, which rely on forecasted demand and fixed lead times, DDMRP uses actual customer demand signals to drive replenishment decisions in real time. By continuously…

  10. Demand-Driven Planning – Step 5 – Visible and Collective Execution

    Visible and Collaborative Execution refers to the methodology employed by the Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP) system to manage and oversee open supply orders. It emphasizes the importance of transparency in the supply chain, allowing stakeholders to view and track the progress of orders in real-time. Furthermore, by fostering a collaborative environment, different players…